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Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus: Central Mediterranean

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This day-long event is the second of a three-piece series that focuses on the movement of people across and along the Mediterranean and the emergence, re-signification, and use of sites of memory. Bringing together a mix of panelists from the humanities and social sciences, the day will include work by the following scholars:

Alessandra Ciucci (Columbia University)
“Music, Sound, and the Ethical Horizon of Migration across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)”

Yannis Hamilakis (Brown University)
“The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration”

Lorenzo Pezzani (Goldsmiths, University of London)
“Forensic Oceanography: documenting and contesting the death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea”

Giovanna Fiume (U. degli Studi di Palermo)
“An unexpected site of religious memory: las càrceles secretas (the secret prisons) of the Holy Office in Sicily”

Respondents will include Diane Bodart, Daniel Hershenzon, Pier Mattia Tommasino, Konstantina Zanou, Naor Ben-Yehoyada, and Seth Kimmel

Organized by Seth Kimmel and Naor Ben-Yehoyada.

For information on SORM: Eastern Mediterranean, click here.
For information on SORM: Western Mediterranean, click here.


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